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Kim Payant Photography is a Banff, Alberta-based wedding and elopement photography company that specializes in visual storytelling for your wedding, elopement and special occasion. Lead artist Kim offers a romantic and heartfelt approach to capturing the most genuine moments in all of her images. She is well versed in fashion, so she will make you feel comfortable in front of the camera for unbelievable shots. She photographed her first wedding as a photography student back in 2002. Since then she has done fashion and commercial photography before moving on to her true passion which is wedding photography.

Services Offered

Kim Payant Photography offers couples a number of services for their wedding. They can enjoy the exclusivity of her talents as she only books one event per day. Kim can be assisted by a second photographer if necessary. You will receive your collection of photos in high-resolution digital format. Her packages also include liability insurance.

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One event per day
2nd shooter
Add'l hours
Engagement shoot
Liability insurance
Multi. locations

What photography items do you offer?

Digital files
Flush mount
Matted prints
Save the date
Thank you cards

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Digital files

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Add'l hours
Digital files
Engagement shoot
Flush mount
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Paige Sent on 05/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Blown away!

Pictures turned out better than I could have imagined, and I had high expectations. Besides that Kim was always there to help out with anything she saw needed to be fix or we needed help with. Couldn鈥檛 have asked for a better person to photograph our wedding!
Emily R. Sent on 27/12/2023
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Kim went above and beyond on my wedding day to make everything perfect! The photos came out amazing and we have received so many compliments about how beautiful the photos are. Thank you so much Kim!!!
Clara Sent on 20/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Only great things to say

Kim's photos were absolutely stunning. We were really impressed with her professionalism. She knew what we wanted and managed to fit everything in, helping with herding family members and friends. She clearly has a ton of experience as she got all the important shots. Kim also kindly drove us to beautiful scenery in the Canmore and Banff area and we got gorgeous shots!
Kaysi P. Sent on 04/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Photographer and Great Value!!

Kim exceeded our expectations at every step of the process. She was very prompt and easy to get in touch with. She worked with us to find a package that would work best for our day and our vision. She is extremely organized. On the day, she was very calm and she made taking photos fun! We got our photos back in the timeframe she told us and all the photos are absolutely beautiful. Book Kim!! You really won't regret it :)
Mary K. Sent on 28/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing and wonderful energy for our elopement wedding

Kim is an amazing and talented photographer with enthusiasm about her work. We had a wonderful time with Kim for our 5 hours worth of photography time for our elopement. Kim has such great energy and passion, which made it a wonderful and enjoyable time getting our wedding photos done. Kim expertise got us very comfortable and was easy to follow her directions for posing for our photos. We are absolutely so happy with the gallery of photos taken! We highly recommend Kim to take your photos for any kind of event!
Joelle P. Sent on 07/07/2023
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Amazing Photographer!

Kim was amazing to work with. She was very organized, professional and kept everyone on track which helped us end up with the most amazing photos on our wedding day. Kim was cheerful, fun and very easy to get along with.
Allison B. Sent on 05/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Unbeatable photographer

Kim made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. Could not have asked for a better experience. Very quick to respond and very accommodating!
Holly R. Sent on 28/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic photographer - highly recommend

My wife and I recently had Kim photograph our wedding in Banff. She was quick to reply to all of our emails, accommodated having a video chat before meeting in person, and was excellent in every way throughout our engagement photo shoot and our wedding day. We have so many beautiful photos, it's hard to narrow them down for our album! Being a same-sex couple, it was important to us to have a photographer with whom we felt relaxed and comfortable. Kim has the perfect personality for this job. She was so easy to be around, fit in seamlessly to our wedding day, and captured all of the important moments for us.
Meisam M. Sent on 10/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating


I hired Kim for my engagement shoots in Lake Louise and I could not have asked for a better photographer. The pictures came out better than I expected. Also she sent the pictures much earlier than I had expected. I highly recommend her!
Kelly P. Sent on 08/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Kim was amazing for our freezing cold wedding day!

We booked Kim for our December wedding. She was great. She had lots of suggestions on photo/ceremony locations and time scheduling. We were supposed to have an outdoor wedding, but it ended up being -30, so switched to an indoor ceremony last minute. We still got outdoor couple photos in the blistering cold, which turned out amazing. Kim drove us around to all the spots and we warmed up in her vehicle in between locations. She was so knowledgeable and told us where to stand, where to put our hands, faces etc. We had a small intimate wedding and booked 5 hours of photography which covered some getting ready photos, the ceremony, couple/family photos and some cocktail/dinner photos. I would definitely recommend Kim!
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Kim Payant Photography Real Weddings

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19 Photos 路 01/Jul/2022
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63 Photos 路 06/Sep/2018
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220 Bear St. Unit 301 PO Box 1804 T1L 1B6 Banff (Alberta)

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